Introduction to both the playing and the special connections of singing bowls. Frank Perry, author of Himalayan Sound Revelations, is a unique guide to the whole world of the bowl and its companion instruments, the tingsha and drilbu. Chapters cover What is a singing bowl, how are they used, their history, how to choose them, their relation to the chakras, and when and why to use them - with specific attention to seasonal rituals. This eminently readable book will take the bowl player beyond the first steps and right into the world of sound and meditation.
Already an international percussionist when he discovered singing bowls, Frank Perry is widely mentioned in books on percussion and improvisation, including those by Derek Bailey and Bettine Taylor. He has influenced musicians such as Keith Tippett, Alex Cline and Tim Wheater, has recorded with Brian Eno and is familiar with radio, television and modern media.